For the Business of Football - Inside World Football Thu, 11 Feb 2016 23:32:36 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Palace profits drop £15m as staff costs soar like an eagle EaglesBy David Owen
February 11 – Soaring costs have taken their toll on profits at Crystal Palace, the south London Premier League club which recently received an injection of new money from US investors.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Premier League News Thu, 11 Feb 2016 23:32:02 +0000
Swiss paper uncovers Aussie-led group funding campaign to destroy FIFA Sharan BurrowFebruary 11 – Swiss weekly newspaper Weltwoche has published damning detail of an Australian-led campaign to attack Qatar, destabilise FIFA and fund a disinformation campaign against FIFA election candidate Shaikh Salman bin Al-Khalifa.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured FIFA News Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:51:57 +0000 Prince Ali plays fear card warning FIFA will be held hostage unless he wins election Prince Ali Al bin-HusseinBy Andrew Warshaw
February 11 - Describing the upcoming election as "perhaps the most crucial date in the history of football governance", FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin al-Hussein took a swipe at his rivals today as he outlined a detailed plan of action for his first year in charge of world football's scandal-plagued governing body.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured FIFA News Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:29:48 +0000
Gianni's jet goes social as it lands in Juba racking up another €40k+ off UEFA's budget Screen Shot 2016-02-08 at 12.05.36By Paul Nicholson
February 11 - The intensive lobbying of African federations for their vote in the upcoming FIFA presidential elections last week saw more use of the 'Gianni Jet'. This time it was spotted on a Facebook post delivering UEFA-funded candidate Gianni Infantino to Juba in South Sudan.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured FIFA News Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:04:56 +0000
Kurdish club comes under fire from Turkish FA and police over 'ideological propaganda' Screen Shot 2016-02-11 at 12.17.23By Mark Baber
February 11 - As Third Division club Amedspor, from Turkey's largest Kurdish city Diyarbakir, enjoys a run to the Turkish cup quarter-finals, it finds itself under attack from the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) - with player and fan bans imposed and police raids for alleged 'ideological propaganda'.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:22:20 +0000
Fan power: Liverpool's 'caring' US owners scrap ticket price hike plans Liverpool bannerBy Andrew Warshaw
February 11 - Just days after a mass walkout that generated global publicity, Liverpool's American owners have bowed to supporter pressure and scrapped their controversial £77 maximum ticket price for next season and apologised for the "distress caused" by the planned action.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured News Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:45:56 +0000
Costa Rica's Li asks to be given 'a chance' as judge denies bail Eduardo LiBy Andrew Warshaw
February 11 - One of the original 'Zurich Seven' detained in the first wave of arrests in May that kicked off the biggest corruption scandal in the history of FIFA has been refused bail in a Brooklyn court.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured FIFA News Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:23:10 +0000
Kroenke stays home on the (new £500m) range as Gooners cry out for players Stan KroenkeFebruary 11 - Arsenal fans, who benefit from one of the most state-of-the-art stadiums in the UK, have long bemoaned the club's lack of spending in the transfer market.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Premier League News Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:32:49 +0000 Top Eleven launches 2016 game with Mourinho's training tips Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 10.47.57February 10 – Top Eleven has launched the 2016 version of its online football game and added in functionality allowing game players to train their squads and manage their clubs. The game, which has over 130 million registered players on Android and iOS apps, has also upgraded its browser-based version of the game. A Facebook version is planned.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Football Marketing News Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:49:30 +0000 UNCAF declare for Montagliani but election turns ugly as dirty tricks mount Victor Montagliani2By Paul Nicholson
February 10 – The central American federations that form the UNCAF regional body that is part of CONCACAF, have moved swiftly to show their support for Canadian Victor Montagliani in his bid for the confederation's presidency. But their declaration has been met with accusations that CONCACAF's old guard are skewing the election to their man.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Concacaf News Football Americas World Football News Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:01:29 +0000
Exclusive: FIFA halted $20m funding to bad-boy American confeds last December FIFA signageBy Andrew Warshaw
February 10 - FIFA's decision to block $20 million of funding to CONMEBOL and CONCACAF, the two confederations at the centre of football's worst ever corruption crisis, was implemented late last year and approved by acting general secretary Markus Kattner as well as members of the executive committee, Insideworldfootball has learned.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured FIFA News Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:53:55 +0000
Russian diplomacy: Eastern promises show signs of shifting to Salman Putin in BahrainBy Andrew Warshaw
February 10 - Despite publicly pledging its support for Gianni Infantino at the forthcoming FIFA presidential election, is Russia secretly planning to switch sides and back Bahrain's Asian football chief Shaikh Salman instead?]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured FIFA News Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:14:22 +0000
English fan group debates Premier League walkout over inflated ticket prices FSF logoBy Mark Baber
February 10 - In the wake of Saturday's 77th minute walkout by more than 10,000 fans at Liverpool's game against Sunderland, the Football Supporters' Federation will discuss a widespread walkout with supporters of Premier League teams.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Premier League News Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:50:17 +0000
Clubs discuss Champions League change with Super League spectre lurking Karl-Heinz RummenniggeBy Andrew Warshaw
February 10 - Europe's top clubs are playing down renewed talk of a breakaway super league but are discussing how the Champions League might be tweaked in the future.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:01:13 +0000
Dutch plan roll out of video refs in Eredvisie within 3 years Video refereeBy Samindra Kunti
February 10 - The Dutch FA KNVB has targeted the introduction of video referee assistance in the Dutch top-flight the Eredivisie within the next three years.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:39:56 +0000
Dortmund fans serve tennis ball protest over ticket prices Dortmund tennis ball protestFebruary 10 - The Bundesliga is often held up as a paragon of fairness when it comes to ticket prices. But it's all relative and fans of Borussia Dortmund fans boycotted the first 20 minutes of their 3-1 quarter-final win over Stuttgart on Tuesday, then threw tennis balls on to the pitch, causing an unusual first-half interruption.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:32:52 +0000 9-year-old Everton fan beats Barkley, Lennon and Mirallas to goal of month Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 11.48.49By Tom Parsons
February 10 - Nine-year-old George Shaw has beaten the likes of Ross Barkley, Aaron Lennon, and Kevin Mirallas to win Everton's January goal of the month competition.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Premier League News Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:50:28 +0000
Banned Kuwaiti politicos plan charm offensive to get FIFA ban lifted Kuwait FA logoFebruary 10 - Kuwaiti government officials are preparing to tour the world in an effort to persuade FIFA to lift the ban it imposed on the Kuwait Football Association last October - for government interference.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Asia World Football News Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:09:20 +0000 Prince Ali backs Bility and questions Scala's nationality 'conflict' Prince Ali Al bin-HusseinBy Andrew Warshaw
February 9 - The increasingly fraught relationship between FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin Al Hussein and the official overseeing fair play in the electoral process, Domenico Scala, has come under further strain with the Jordanian demanding Scala steps down because of conflict of interest over nationality.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured FIFA News Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:54:15 +0000
Europe's clubs slam Infantino proposals to take World Cup to 40 teams Gianni Infantino11By Andrew Warshaw
February 9 - FIFA presidential candidate Gianni Infantino's controversial World Cup expansion plan has suffered its first significant setback, with Europe's major clubs coming out firmly against any change to the status quo.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured FIFA News Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:03:04 +0000
Qatar set to commit further $22bn in 2016 on World Cup 2022 infrastructure Qatar stadium constructionBy Samindra Kunti
February 9 - Qatar will award $22 billion worth of new contracts in 2016 as the Emirate maintains its spending spree in advance of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Qatar 2022 World Cup News Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:37:58 +0000